- The Washington Times
Thursday, August 11, 2022

OPINION:

Thirty or so federal law enforcement agents converged on Mar-a-Lago to root out stuff that shows former President Donald Trump is guilty of some kind of crime or something, so they can arrest him and haul him around in cuffs so mainstream media can snap the photos and videos they need to prove he’s guilty of something, so Democrats can exploit those images to show how guilty he is, so he can’t possibly run for president again — and then it’s on to the next victim they go. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis? Check.

Such is the world we now inhabit: Guilty until proven innocent.


And if guilt is hard to come by, well then, by all means, find some. Invent some. Fabricate some. Plant some. 

Speaking of which — why did FBI agents kick out the Trump lawyers, try to turn off the security cameras? What exactly are the FBI agents fishing for they couldn’t or wouldn’t have received by simply asking?

“Mystery at Mar-a-Lago: What were FBI agents looking for and what are the consequences?” NPR wrote in one headline, post-raid.

Maybe it’s in Trump’s office! Maybe it’s in his safe! No, over here, guys — in Melania’s clothes’ closet!

“FBI agents scoured Melania Trump’s wardrobe,” the New York Post wrote.

Well, whatever it is, the world waits breathlessly.

It’s hard not to conclude this is yet another Democrat operation aimed at taking down Trump and preventing him from seeking a second White House term. Certainly, the left — to include the Democrats, the Republicans In Name Only, the Davos crowd, the World Economic Forum and World Health Organization, Bill Gates and Anthony Fauci, and all these players’ partners in the Great Reset crime — certainly all these entities hate him. Trump was, after all, the guy who rose to prominence by taking on the “deep state” while daring to follow a playbook of “America First.” And he did it without taking all that special interest money — which was his real crime, by the way, because it made him immune to the normal buying and selling of political favors and politicians that regularly make the world go ‘round. You know, the kind Hillary Clinton perfected.

“Eric Trump revealed FBI agents refused to hand over the search warrant for their raid on Mar-a-Lago and kicked an attorney off the property … [and] asked staff to turn security cameras off — but they refused,” The Daily Mail wrote.

It’s beginning to smell a lot like George Orwell out there. The fictional “1984” had its Ministry of Truth, committed to telling lies; Joe Biden’s America has its Department of Justice and its federal law enforcement.

“They would not give [our lawyer] … the search warrant,” Eric Trump said, to the Daily Mail. “So they showed it to her from about 10 feet away. They would not give her a copy of the search warrant.”

Why should they? They’re from the government; they’re only there to help.

Let’s remember that the former president’s attorneys had already reportedly been in talks — had already been cooperating — with feds about returning documents to the National Archives and Records Administration. To send in the FBI is to overreach — to politicize — to weaponize.

“The demeanor of the three DOJ lawyers who accompanied the FBI was described by one eyewitness as ‘arrogant,’ and they repeatedly told Trump representatives: ‘We have full access to everything. We can go everywhere,’” the New York Post wrote.

We are zee law.

And you thought the Constitution was — silly rabbit.

Trump, in a statement, said: “Nothing like this has ever happened to a president of the United States before, and it’s important that you know that it wasn’t just my home that was violated — it was the home of every patriotic American.”

True.

If the FBI will come for a former president so blatantly, so offensively, so tyrannically — what do you think they’ll do to you? America has entered a dark age of police-state governance, where the presumption of guilt and proof for innocence is the new world order.

It will be interesting to see what the FBI reports discovering in the boxes that agents removed from Mar-a-Lago. But who can trust what’s found? Feds without accountability, working without watchdogs, drunk on power and arrogance and unleashed by anti-MAGA political overlords to sift through closets and offices and personal effects of the very person who is poised to beat the sitting president in 2024 — do not an assuring atmosphere make.

These types will stop at nothing — nothing — to make sure Trump doesn’t run. They will do whatever it takes to make sure Trump supporters shut up, sit down and stop fighting for America.

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